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    A General Theory of Domination and Justice.Frank Lovett - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    This study builds on the work of contemporary civic republicans, supplying a detailed analysis of the concept of domination absent in the familiar accounts of political freedom as non-domination.
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  2. Preserving Republican Freedom: A Reply to Simpson.Frank Lovett & Philip Pettit - 2018 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 46 (4):363-383.
    Philosophy &Public Affairs, Volume 46, Issue 4, Page 363-383, Fall 2018.
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    Republicanism.Frank Lovett - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  4. Republican Freedom, Popular Control, and Collective Action.Sean Ingham & Frank Lovett - forthcoming - American Journal of Political Science.
    Republicans hold that people are dominated merely in virtue of others' having unconstrained abilities to frustrate their choices. They argue further that public officials may dominate citizens unless subject to popular control. Critics identify a dilemma. To maintain the possibility of popular control, republicans must attribute to the people an ability to control public officials merely in virtue of the possibility that they might coordinate their actions. But if the possibility of coordination suffices for attributing abilities to groups, then, even (...)
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    A republican argument for the rule of law.Frank Lovett - 2023 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 26 (2):137-158.
    While the rule of law is surely a very important good, the familiar discussions found in the literature lead many to conclude that it is either a relatively trivial political ideal, or else a redundant one. What is needed is a new and persuasive defense of the rule of law that properly reflects its great significance for human well being. An important step towards building such an argument is to question a widely-shared but often unnoticed assumption that the rule of (...)
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    Civic Republicanism and Social Justice.Frank Lovett - 2016 - Political Theory 44 (5):687-696.
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    Republicanism, Perfectionism, and Neutrality.Frank Lovett & Gregory Whitfield - 2016 - Journal of Political Philosophy 24 (1):120-134.
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    Should Republicans be Cosmopolitans?Frank Lovett - 2016 - Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric 9 (1).
    Contemporary liberalism and republicanism present clearly distinct programs for domestic politics, but the same cannot be said when it comes to global politics: the burgeoning literature on global republicanism has reproduced the divide between cosmopolitan and associational views familiar from long-standing debates among liberal egalitarians. Should republicans be cosmopolitans? Despite presence of a range of views in the literature, there is an emerging consensus that the best answer is no. This paper aims to resist the emerging consensus, arguing that republicans (...)
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    Cultural Accommodation and Domination.Frank Lovett - 2010 - Political Theory 38 (2):243-267.
    When should burdened social practices be granted special accommodation? One issue of concern—raised by Okin and others—is that some social practices involve domination, and so the accommodation of those practices might (inadvertently, perhaps) support social injustice. Suppose one wants to take this concern very seriously. Starting from the assumption that freedom from domination is an especially important value, this article examines whether cultural accommodation would ever be advisable. Approaching the problem of multicultural accommodation from this point of view greatly clarifies (...)
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    In Defense of the Practice Theory.Frank Lovett - 2019 - Ratio Juris 32 (3):320-338.
    Hart proposed that law is made possible by the practice among legal officials of observing conventional social rules, the most important being rules of recognition. This view has been dubbed the practice theory, and it has been attacked by many legal theorists. This paper argues that many criticisms of the practice theory fail because they misunderstand the nature of the organizational challenge to which rules of recognition are the solution. The challenge of constituting a legal system is essentially the challenge (...)
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    A Republic of Law.Frank Lovett - 2016 - Cambridge University Press.
    The rule of law is a valuable human achievement. It is valuable not only instrumentally, but also for its own sake as a significant aspect of social justice. Only in a society that enjoys the rule of law is it possible for people to regard one another as fellow free citizens; no one the master of anyone else. Nevertheless, the rule of law is poorly understood. In this book, Frank Lovett develops a rigorous conception of the rule of law that (...)
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    Can justice be based on consent?Frank Lovett - 2004 - Journal of Political Philosophy 12 (1):79–101.
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    Domination and democratic legislation.Sean Ingham & Frank Lovett - 2022 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 21 (2):97-121.
    Politics, Philosophy & Economics, Volume 21, Issue 2, Page 97-121, May 2022. Republicans hold that people are unfree if they are dominated, that is, if others have an insufficiently constrained ability to frustrate their choices. Since legislation can frustrate individuals’ choices, republicans believe that the design of legislative institutions has consequences for individual freedom. Some have argued that if legislative institutions are democratic, then they need not be sources of domination at all. We argue this view is incorrect: the introduction (...)
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    A Republican Theory of Adjudication.Frank Lovett - 2015 - Res Publica 21 (1):1-18.
    In recent years there has been a revival of interest in civic republicanism. In light of this revival, it is interesting to consider what sort of theory of legal or judicial adjudication such a doctrine—centered on the value of promoting freedom from domination—would recommend. After discussing the importance of such a theory and clarifying its relationship to broader questions of institutional design, it is argued that theories of adjudication should be assessed according to three criteria: first, their contribution to the (...)
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    Consent and the Legitimacy of Punishment.Frank Lovett - 2007 - Political Theory 35 (6):806-810.
    In his paper, "The Right of the Guilty," Corey Brettschneider aims to develop and defend a theory of punishment within the framework of a liberal-contractarian conception of political legitimacy. My response argues that this attempt to extend the liberal-contractarian theory reveals, in a particularly clear and striking manner, deep and ultimately insurmountable conceptual difficulties for that theory.
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    Hobbes’s Reply to the Fool and the Prudence of Self-Binding.Frank Lovett - 2019 - Hobbes Studies 32 (2):231-242.
    Few passages in Hobbes’s writings have generated as much critical interest as the notorious reply to the fool – one who believes it is reasonable to renege on our promises whenever it is advantageous for us to do so. In his reply, Hobbes appears to argue that it is never reasonable to renege on our promises because doing so is never in our prudential interest. The problem is not only that this reply seems wrong, but further that it seems inconsistent (...)
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  17. Oxford Handbook of Republicanism.Frank Lovett & Mortimer Sellers (eds.) - 2024 - Oxford University Press.
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    Power.Frank Lovett - 2017 - In Robert E. Goodin, Philip Pettit & Thomas Pogge (eds.), A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 709–718.
    Without question, power is one of the most thoroughly discussed concepts in political and social theory. One cannot, in a short review, hope to cover the sprawling, complex and often frustrating debate in its entirety. Instead, I will merely attempt to identify what seem to me the most important issues, and to present them in a way that reduces somewhat a few common confusions.
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  19. Republicanism and democracy revisited.Frank Lovett - 2019 - In Yiftah Elazar & Geneviève Rousselière (eds.), Republicanism and the Future of Democracy. Cambridge University Press.
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    The labour republicans and the classical republican tradition: Alex Gourevitch’s From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth.Frank Lovett - 2018 - European Journal of Political Theory 17 (2):244-253.
    Alex Gourevitch’s From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth is a valuable contribution to republican historiography: in reconstructing the ideas of the 19th century American labour republicans, this work significantly expands and enriches our appreciation of the classical republican tradition. While the labour republicans are convincingly shown to have made important contributions to that tradition, stronger claims that they fundamentally transformed republicanism are less persuasive.
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